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Hilton adds a new boutique hotel in Madrid

Hilton has added a new 46-room boutique hotel in Madrid, the Atocha Hotel.

Atocha is the first European member of Hilton’s Tapestry Collection. You may be familiar with Curio Collection, which is well established in Europe. Curio allows independent luxury hotels to sell their rooms via Hilton whilst keeping a larger than usual degree of autonomy.

Tapesty Collection is based on the same concept but it is aimed at 3-4 star hotels, often with modest room counts.

Atocha Hotel is a new hotel, so you should expect a good stay. It is billed as being within 10 minutes walk of the Museo del Prado, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza and Museo Reina, as well as being close to the main Atocha railway station.

Hilton has not released many images but the bathroom pictured below looks impressive!

You can find out more on the Hilton website here.

Hilton is also coming to Curacao

Historically HfP wouldn’t have been too concerned with new hotel openings on Curacao. However, now that Virgin Points can be redeemed for KLM flights, there is a way to get yourself reward flights to the Dutch Caribbean islands.

The Mangrove Beach Corendon Curacao Resort will be joining Curio Collection by Hilton in September.

The hotel has recently opened – its website is here but it isn’t yet bookable via Hilton. It is an all-inclusive hotel with 399 rooms, although it looks far larger. The resort has its own private beach as well as its own water park, nine dining outlets and four swimming pools. It is also walkable to the historic district of Willemstad.

If I am totally honest, it doesn’t look like a great fit for Curio Collection.

Curio has been built around a group of relatively small and very high-end independent boutique hotels, and Mangrove Beach looks a bit too big and a bit too brash, especially the water park. Let’s see, however – appearances may be deceiving.

Mangrove Beach Curacao Hilton Curio Collection

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All week we are covering some of the special offers that Amazon has launched for Prime Day, which is coming up on 21st and 22nd June.

Whilst clearly off-topic for us, these are all good deals. We also get a small commission from Amazon if you buy anything, and with hotel and flight booking commissions massively down we’ll take what we can get …..

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Comments (7)

  • @mkcol says:

    Looking on Google Maps at Mangrove Beach Corendon Curacao Resort you might get a fairly close-up view of the liners coming in & docking.

  • Will in SFO says:

    I think Hilton sold out the Curio brand when it added the 1,500 roomed Virgin Hotel in Vegas.

  • jocky33 says:

    We were at the previous Hilton in Curacao many years ago, now Dreams, Curacao is a great island for divers.

  • sunguy says:

    What on earth is it with Hilton in Madrid – yet another hotel that doesnt do twin rooms!

    • RussellH says:

      I thought it was normal not to do twin rooms.
      Certainly in my tour operating days (not in Spain, though) it was always a struggle to find twin rooms. I dropped more than one business partner because they refused to try and even find twin rooms in their contracted hotels.

      • sunguy says:

        Not sure – but when I took my mum to Madrid, we didnt want the expense of 2 rooms or to share a bed! Was quite dumbfounded when the Hilton told me there were no rooms with more than one bed except for 2 bedroom suites…In the US, of course, most “double” rooms feature 2 double beds….stayed at the Marriott instead which did feature a twin room … (though – oddly, they have a disclaimer saying that a twin cannot be guaranteed!)

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